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EtymologyEdit

Compare English accept, French accepter, Czech akceptovat, etc., ultimately from Latin acceptus, perfect passive participle of accipiō (receive, accept)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ak.ˈt͡sep.ti/
  • Hyphenation: ak‧cep‧ti
  • Rhymes: -epti
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VerbEdit

akcepti (present akceptas, past akceptis, future akceptos, conditional akceptus, volitive akceptu)

  1. (transitive) to accept
    • 1908, J. W. Goethe, trans. L. L. Zamenhof, Ifigenio en Taŭrido, Project Gutenberg transcription
      Al vi ordonas via propra koro / Akcepti lin amike kaj konfide.
      Your own heart commands you / To accept him with friendship and confidence.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To receive (someone) into one's home, to host (someone); to invite people over, have company
    Miaj gepatroj akceptis dimanĉe post la diservo.My parents used to have guests over on Sundays after church.
  3. to take, take on
    Lia voĉo akceptis seriozan tonon.His voice took on a serious tone.
    Por respondi al la demando kien, la vortoj akceptas la finaĵon de l’ akuzativo. (Zamenhof)
    In answer to the question “kien,” words take the accusative ending.

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